Illegal Parking Causing Problems

Several neighbours have contacted us about illegal parking on the boulevards in front of the Centre and on the back lane between Hampton St. and Marjorie St.  We are painfully aware of the challenges of parking during drop-off and pick-up times but until we are back up and operational in...

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Congratulations to Discovery’s Cash Raffle Draw Winners

    Discovery’s cash raffle draw was held at 3:00pm on May 27, 2016. Congratulations to our Cash Raffle winners: 1st Prize $1000.00   Randy Lagimodiere             Seller ($100.00) Shauna Lagimodiere 2nd Prize   $500.00   Carin Donaldson               Seller ($100.00) Lisa Clement 3rd Prize   $250.00   Brian & Anne Reid             Seller ($100.00) Cindy Clinch...

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Tick Checks Should Be Done Daily

Now that we are in wood tick season we are hearing a lot more about Lyme disease and what to watch for when you have found a wood tick. We are recommending that parents do a regular “tick check” on their child. If your child’s group has visited “the beyond” it will...

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Construction In Back Lane

Several parents are asking for further information and/or sketches of what is happening in the back lane.  This is a three year project that has had more obstacles then you can imagine, but is finally under construction.  The primary purpose was to enhance the child safety aspects of the drop...

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Youth in Philanthropy Program Awards Grant to DCC

The Winnipeg Foundation, as a part of a program to encourage young people to experience the tremendous rewards involved in giving back to their community, continues to support the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program in 2015-2016. After 3 students from the Collegiate came and interviewed Ron Blatz (our Executive Director),...

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BINGO Volunteers Needed

In order to receive the remainder of our grant money we requested for Classroom furniture and rain suits from the Lotteries we still need more volunteers to work the following BINGO’s; Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6:00pm – 9:45 pm at McPhillips Street Casino Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm...

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Family Fun Day Silent Auction Prizes Needed

Discovery Children’s Centre Inc. is organizing their annual Family Fun Day to be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5:00 – 7:30pm. We have had continued success with this event thanks in part to the support of individuals and businesses. As a non-profit charity in the community we depend...

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Warning – Back Lane Access Under Construction

Starting Monday, May 2nd, construction fences will start to go up (in the back lane) and access from the back lane may be affected.  Please use the front access (Hampton St.) until the construction is complete (approximately 3 weeks).  This will require extra patience as Hampton Street will not easily handle all of the...

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“Time-Outs” – Are They Hurting Your Child?

I read this short summary about a very common approach to dealing with children’s misbehaviour.  It is from a very respectable source and supports what we at Discovery have learned about the value of “attachment”.  Enjoy the read. “In a brain scan, relational pain — that caused by isolation during punishment —...

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